ERIC Number: ED237140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Practitioner's Guide to Using and Meeting with Advisory Groups.
Light, John J.
Designed to help community and technical colleges keep their programs up to date with input from business and industry, this guide presents strategies, suggestions, and a rationale for the use of advisory committees. First, the state of the art of advisory groups is examined, providing examples of state-level mandates; citing research findings that inadequate communication, poor organization, and low priority are the most common problems associated with advisory committees; stressing the importance of institutional evaluation of the use of advisory groups; and reviewing innovative uses of these committees. Next, a summary is provided of definitions, types, and uses of advisory committees, with focus on college or school advisory committees; vocational/technical committees; subject, course, or general studies advisory groups; and functional or special advisory committees. Next, operating procedures are suggested, covering philosophy and purpose, departments, membership, staff training, conducting the meeting, and attendance. Case studies of institutions' experiences with advisory committees are followed by a sample manual for committee members and a checklist on the effective use of an advisory group. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: National Postsecondary Alliance, Columbus, OH.